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Monday, 18 March 2013
Green MP leads fight over Bedroom Tax
Bedroom tax U-Turn: "Huge win for social justice, but now exempt disabled from this cruel and counterproductive measure", says Green MP
CAROLINE Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, led the Opposition Day debate on the Government's bedroom tax policy in February together with MPs from Plaid Cymru and SNP.
Responding to Iain Duncan Smith's announcement today, she said:
"The eleventh hour decision to exempt foster carers and families with children in the armed forces from the new bedroom tax is a huge win for social justice - and a clear sign that the Government is beginning to recognise just how flawed and unfair this policy is.
"However, ministers should now go further and exempt disabled people too in order to protect the most vulnerable from losing their homes to this cruel and counterproductive measure."